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James McCarthy

James McCarthy

Eligible to play for either Scotland, the country of his birth, or the Republic of Ireland, James McCarthy opted for the latter and represented the nation at several youth levels before making his senior debut in March 2010. The gifted young midfielder plays in England for Wigan Athletic FC.

• Born and bred in Glasgow, he was rejected by Celtic FC as a youngster and launched his career in the Scottish second tier with Hamilton Academical FC, making his debut on 30 September 2006 while still only 15.

• Became Hamilton's youngest goalscorer − aged 16 years, 55 days − when he found the net in a Scottish Cup tie against Livingston FC, and proved to be a major figure in the club's First Division title success in 2007/08.

• Adapted quickly to the Scottish Premier League and was voted Scotland's Young Player of the Year by his fellow professionals after making 37 appearances and scoring six goals in 2008/09.

• Joined English Premier League club Wigan in summer of 2009 and the following March earned his first senior cap for Ireland − in a friendly against Brazil − to add to his recognition at every youth level from Under-17 to U21; his competitive debut came as a late substitute in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 26 March 2011.

• Helped Wigan narrowly avoid relegation in 2010/11, starting 24 Premier League matches and scoring three goals − despite missing three months of the season through injury.

Last updated: 03/12/12 17.41CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/11/2015 02:33 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9001
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1PolandPoland9000
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0EnglandEngland4600
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1ScotlandScotland9000
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-2WatfordWatford9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3EvertonEverton9000
23.08.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-2Man. CityMan. City9000
26.08.2015English League CupSecond roundBarnsleyBarnsley3-5EvertonEverton1000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-0EvertonEverton9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar0-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GeorgiaGeorgia9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-1ChelseaChelsea9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-0EvertonEverton9000
22.09.2015English League CupThird roundReadingReading1-2EvertonEverton9000
28.09.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3EvertonEverton9000
04.10.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GermanyGermany9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPolandPoland2-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-3Man. UnitedMan. United9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1EvertonEverton9000
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundEvertonEverton1-1
01.11.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton6-2SunderlandSunderland9001
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-1EvertonEverton9000
13.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
16.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton4-0Aston VillaAston Villa8400
28.11.2015English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth3-3EvertonEverton6800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: James McCarthy
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/11/1990 (25)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 16
  • Club: Everton ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    18/09/14: Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    21/03/07: Republic of Ireland 2-1 Scotland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Republic of Ireland100
Republic of Ireland U-2171
Republic of Ireland U-1721

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 17/11/2015 01:07 CET